Butte Creek Falls Trail

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Butte Creek Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scotts Mills, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
134 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


9 days ago

Beautiful hike and relatively easy but..... plenty of places for small kids to get hurt and remote location. Be prepared and this short hike is a must see.

18 days ago

This was so so fun. Not very long, but still very worth it. The upper is easy to get to and has lots of rock jumping and climbing for the kids at heart. The lower is super technical and involves almost vertical rock wall traversing to get to. I took my 6 and 8 year old on it, but that’s because as a dad you look past the danger and see the thrill. Mom would of said no :)

26 days ago

Awesome trail. Good difficulty level meaning not too hard but will get your hear pounding. Lots of beautiful things to see. Multiple water falls. Great for dogs.

1 month ago

Loved it. Super easy, still plenty of water going down the falls!

1 month ago

Perfect for my 4 & 7 year old, very rewarding hike! Pit toilet at trailhead, but no picnic tables. Might have to go back in summer, when we can swim :)

1 month ago

this was a beautiful hake. we enjoyed it. but the 0.7 kicked us in the behinds. we cant wait into are next hike but in the between then and now. we r going to start walking.

2 months ago

At the second waterfall, explore down to the riverbed. Gorgeous short hike.

3 months ago

Went for a drive to find some snow and got to the trailhead so we decided to walk down to the first falls. Beautiful in the winter with the snow and ice. Sadly we did not have time to go to the other falls farther down because it was getting close to dark. This is a beautiful, shorter hike. You can also combined with Abiqua Falls that's not to far from this if you want more adventure.

4 months ago

short hike with a pair of waterfalls

5 months ago

A nice little hike for all members of the family. A bonus is the two beautiful waterfalls. Respect the beauty of the forest and leave no trace.

5 months ago

This is a very nice trail for all members of the family. Respect the beauty of the forest and leave no trace.

5 months ago

Very short hike but beautiful falls that are worth the drive.

8 months ago

I wish it was longer. Beautiful falls. Very easy. Loved going behind the falls.

8 months ago

Great little hike. Very family friendly. There are ways to get down to both of the falls. Can go behind the upper falls. The lower falls is a little trickier and may not be suitable for little ones to get all the way down. However you are still able to see it well from the main trail. Will go back and check out the lakes down the way

10 months ago

Great short hike to 3 different falls. Beautiful trail.

10 months ago

Great set of waterfalls.

10 months ago

One hour drive from Salem. Last couple miles were dirt road, but no problem with the Ford Fusion in July. Used nav to get there, otherwise could have gotten lost on dirt roads. Hike was pretty short to the bases of the waterfalls. There are an upper and a lower falls. The upper falls have a steep rocky descent that was challenging and quite fun. Two swimming areas, great view. The lower falls were easily accessible and it's an easy river hike to the top of the upper falls! Definitely would do again. Great area to rest a while, picnic, or sling a hammock somewhere close by.

11 months ago

I don't think we ever found the trail. We ended up just walking the river which was beautiful. Then we went off the river following an old deer trail and came across an old truck that must've fallen off the cliff. Then we came to a road and took the gravel road to a paved road and hiked back to scotts mills scout park.

11 months ago


Monday, May 29, 2017

Short but fun add-on to Abiqua Falls. Directions pretty good-- half mile past the ORV turn-off a pretty clear (but unsigned) left. You also go through a red gate which I was unclear about and definitely a road not for faint-hearted. Loved going behind the falls! Trail was all dried out and not muddy and a great place to escape the heat of the city.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Super fun and easy hike. Easy enough for kids and dogs also. Beautiful falls. Upper Falls you can easily walk behind into a cave.

Trailhead was hard to find so here are my directions. You will want a car with high clearance, we took a Subaru.
Follow previous instructions to Scott's Mills and turn right on to Crooked Finger.
Trailhead is four miles from pavement ending.
2 miles from Camp Dakota and pavement ending, turn left. There is NO SIGN.
Stay to the right. At the bottom of big hill, Go through the open orange gate. (left side) Keep staying right at forks. You will see a sign on the left side of the road for Butte Creek Falls. Keep going until you see the bathroom and You've  made it!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

overall the experience was great and the trail is easy to follow once you arrive. it only took about 5 minutes to arrive at the first waterfall and another 5-10 minutes for the second waterfall.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The trail is very easy going down, but it gave me a little workout coming back up. There are lots of opportunities to take photos so be sure to bring your camera.

The location is remote so be sure to bring plenty of water. A restroom is available at the site.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

super short hike, very easy for me, my friends who are very out of shape said they needed a nap after. it's not even a hike, you get there and walk up to the falls. got some great photos! worth it just for the shots, i would go back.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Went on a Tuesday afternoon , saw nobody was a little confusing to get too. But worth it.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easy trail saw 2 waterfalls. You can walk behind one of them and it looks like a cool spot to camp out. Did this on the way back from Abiqua Falls in January. Kid and dog friendly.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I give the signage to the trailhead and random areas for shooting a 1. Nonetheless, we attempted to tune it out and take in the beauty of the trail and falls. Next time, we will go during the week.

Friday, March 10, 2017

We hopped on over to this trail after finally finding Abiqua Falls and it is an easy little trek with 2 pretty Falls.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Great little hike. Waterfalls are gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Short, easy cool trail. Good pics of the waterfalls.

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